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alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of DIRECTV Plus R15. The average rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the price, whereas opinions about the design and usability are different. There are some critical views about the image quality and size.


reliability, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the DIRECTV Plus R15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 58/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for DIRECTV Plus R15


alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of DIRECTV Plus R15 from The average user rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the price. Many are critical about the image quality and size. The design and usability get mixed comments.


reliability, size, image quality

24% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

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A poor TIVO wannabe ”


Before hailing this box as the best thing sinced sliced bread, I would strongly encourage you try a real from TIVO. But be sure that it has DIRECTV built in. DIRECTV and TIVO together = heaven!

Feb, 2011

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It's better than my 3 previous DVRs ”


The Directv R15 is an okay maybe even decent model...when it is working.  I do not appreciate it when my shows do not record because the machine has to be re-set and it takes at least five minutes to get it to re-set and then up to thirty minutes to...

Jan, 2011

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It did it's job for a short period of time ”


The Directv Dvr model r15 is the receiver I used with my Directv service. This model has caused me a lot of problems within a the short period of time I actually used it. The model served it's purpose for a small fraction of the time, but rarely...

Dec, 2010

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I couldn't live without my DVR ”


I have a Directv Plus DVR receiver and I love it, don't know how I survived without it. I watch soap opers, and also work 7 hours a day; the dvr is perfect for recording any kind of series. You don't have to reset it every day, just set it to record...

Mar, 2010

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Inferior product, too many glitches to list. Thumbs way down! ”


Granted I recieved this product free from direct tv when my old Tivo box went caput. I should have said thanks but no thanks. It's very unreliable. The menu is slow and sluggish to respond.

Mar, 2010

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The DIRECTV R15 DTV Receiver / 100-Hours Video Recorder is crap. ”


The DIRECTV R15 DTV Receiver / 100-Hours Video Recorder is a piece of crap. It records pretty well for about 1/3 of the space allowed.  After that you start getting distorted picture's, recordings that pause a lot and when it finally starts to going...

Jan, 2010

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Overall decent product but has many bugs. ”


I have had this product for just a little over 2 years now. Overall, the DirecTV DVR is decent, but it has many flaws. It is advertised that 100 hours are available, but it tends to "fill up" with only 16-20 hours recorded. When it tends to "fill up",...

Dec, 2007

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